Wisconsin Senator Frank Lasee receives notice of eviction

Today Wisconsin Senator Frank Lasee’s office got its notice of eviction.

Video from Leslie Amsterdam:

DATE OF NOTICE: 20 SEP, 2013

TENANT: SEN. FRANK LASEE

PREMISES: WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL, 1 MAIN ST, ROOM 316 SOUTH

-THE TENANT HAS BEEN ASKED MULTIPLE TIMES BY BUILDING OWNERS (THE PEOPLE) TO REMOVE INFESTATION OF CORPORATE LOBBYIST COCKROACHES SINCE FEBRUARY 2011

-LOBBYIST INFESTATION HAS BEEN NEGLECTED FOR TWO YEARS, DEMOCRACY AND LEGISLATION PROCESS HAS BEEN CORRODED AS A RESULT OF TENANT’S NEGLECT

-2013 SB 179 STATES THAT TENANTS WHO FAIL TO ADDRESS INFESTATIONS CAN BE EVICTED BY BUILDING OWNERS IF SUFFICIENT TIME HAS PASSED AND NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN

-LOBBYIST COCKROACHES FROM THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY HAVE GIVEN TENANT SEN. LASEE $8,290 TO ALLOW INFESTATION TO CONTINUE UNMOLESTED (http://maplight.org/wisconsin/legislator/1653-frank-lasee)

-THE PEOPLE HEREBY EVICT TENANT FRANK LASEE FROM RENTED OFFICE SPACE IN WISCONSIN STATE CAPITOL, ROOM 316 SOUTH

One of the most negative and expensive changes facing Wisconsin apartment residents in the new landlord-tenant bill that Frank Lasee ‘authored’ is a provision that forces a tenant to pay to eliminate a pest infestation by default. Basically, you’re probably going to be on the hook for any bugs that may be in the apartment even if they were there before you came along or came to your apartment by way of a neighboring unit.

From the blog Forward Lookout:
“In multi-unit buildings, it is often hard to figure out where the pests came from, and thus who should be responsible for the cost of the repair. This cost is determined by the landlord and “presumed reasonable unless proved otherwise by the tenant.” Now, if a tenant fails to assist in the treatment or the landlord thinks the tenant brought in the pests, the tenant will, by default, have to pay for the treatment or fix it themselves.”

See the Forward Lookout for the full list of changes tenants face due to this bill.

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